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Geriatric Psychiatry - Inpatient Care

The Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Unit (GPSU) is a safe, secure hospital setting for older adults (55+) with acute mental health needs. Services are provided by a caring team that understands seniors and the aging process.

CHA Everett Hospital (Lewis 2)


Treatment Model

Many older adults come to us in various stages of being angry, agitated or scared. Our team works quickly to calm them and help them feel better. Part of this work is providing alternatives to change disruptive behavior. This may include medication, group therapy, activities or a combination of these. Our goal is to help older adults return to their regular environment as soon as possible.

Contact Us

CHA Transfer Center: 617-665-1372

Services We Provide

  • Aftercare planning
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Family counseling and education
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Physical and recreational therapy

Conditions We Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral conditions that interfere with care at home or in a long-term setting
  • Coping with losses and transitions
  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Mood disturbances
  • Thought disorders
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